Thursday, February 28, 2013

Slouching Toward the Sequester

Sequester, the evil beast, continues to advance on the calender. Many are at risk. The Office of Management and Budget reports the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) will lose $2 million from its $20 million budget--but, as Reason magazine's Mike Riggs points out, the NDIC shut down in June 2012. (n.b. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. The Director of the OMB is a member of the President's Cabinet. The main job of the OMB is to assist the President to prepare the budget. These guys did not know a 20 million dollar segment of the government, that they fund, was gone.)


Well, anyway, things will be bad. We can not manage the tiniest of cuts from budget growth, let alone the budget. And there will be lines at airports. But with half the country not paying taxes, it is unlikely many Obama voters will be in airplane lines. They probably are at home--or have their own planes.

So, at times of stress, the government turns its displeasure upon its citizens.

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